I posted a few weeks ago about needing a microdiscectomy at L4- L5 due to leg and foot weakness and pain though the pain has improved significently following an epidural.
Well, I went ahead and had the surgery because my foot weakness was worsening. I had surgery 5 days ago and am generally doing great. I am off percocet and just taking ibuprofen at night. The incision looks good and though I am of course still feeling tired and achy generally I feel as though it went well. However, I am getting pain in my left hip and leg again. It is not nearly as bad as it was at its worst before but I am concerned because I thought that now there was no nerve root compression that the pain would have gone entirely. The foot and leg weakness is about the same.
Is this normal after surgery like this? Am I expecting too much? I am walking several times a day and trying not to overdo it generally.
Thank you all for being there!